## What are the basic characteristics of a Series circuit?

• Single path for current
• Same current throughout
• Current divider rule
• Diminished current with more components
• Used in specific applications
• Total resistance is greater than the largest component
• Voltage divider rule
• Equal current for component
• One component failure affects the entire circuit

### Let us understand the characteristics of a series circuit

• The electric current in a series circuit has only one path.
• Every component in the circuit experiences the same amount of current.
• The voltage loss across each component adds to the circuit's overall voltage.
• The sum of individual resistances of each component makes up the total resistance in a series circuit.
• When more parts are included in a series circuit, the total resistance rises, resulting in a reduction in the circuit's overall current.
• Each component in a series circuit receives the same amount of current since the current is constant throughout the circuit.
• A series circuit can be interrupted if one component fails, rendering the entire circuit inoperable.
• The voltage divider rule, which is based on the relationship between a component's resistance and the total resistance, can be used to determine the voltage drop across each component in a series circuit.
• Each component's resistance determines how much voltage is dropped across it. The voltage dips of components with higher resistance will be greater.
• The total resistance in a series circuit is always bigger than or equal to the resistance of the largest component.
• Series circuits are frequently employed in situations where current must flow sequentially through each component, such as in string light.